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Virtual Ethnography

Author : Christine Hine
ISBN : 9781446229637
Genre : Social Science
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Cutting though the exaggerated and fanciful beliefs about the new possibilities of `net life', Hine produces a distinctive understanding of the significance of the Internet and addresses such questions as: what challenges do the new technologies of communication pose for research methods? Does the Internet force us to rethink traditional categories of `culture' and `society'? In this compelling and thoughtful book, Hine shows that the Internet is both a site for cultural formations and a cultural artefact which is shaped by people's understandings and expectations. The Internet requires a new form of ethnography. The author considers the shape of this new ethnography and guides readers through its application in multiple settings.

Romance On A Global Stage

Author : Nicole Constable
ISBN : 0520937228
Genre : Social Science
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By the year 2000 more than 350 Internet agencies were plying the email-order marriage trade, and the business of matching up mostly Western men with women from Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America had become an example of globalization writ large. This provocative work opens a window onto the complex motivations and experiences of the people behind the stereotypes and misconceptions that have exploded along with the practice of transnational courtship and marriage. Combining extensive Internet ethnography and face-to-face fieldwork, Romance on a Global Stage looks at the intimate realities of Filipinas, Chinese women, and U.S. men corresponding in hopes of finding a suitable marriage partner. Through the experiences of those engaged in pen pal relationships—their stories of love, romance, migration, and long-distance dating—this book conveys the richness and dignity of women's and men's choices without reducing these correspondents to calculating opportunists or naive romantics. Attentive to the structural, cultural, and personal factors that prompt women and men to seek marriage partners abroad, Romance on a Global Stage questions the dichotomies so frequently drawn between structure and agency, and between global and local levels of analysis.

The Sage Handbook Of Online Research Methods

Author : Nigel G Fielding
ISBN : 9781473959309
Genre : Reference
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Online research methods are popular, dynamic and fast-changing. Following on from the great success of the first edition, published in 2008, The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition offers both updates of existing subject areas and new chapters covering more recent developments, such as social media, big data, data visualization and CAQDAS. Bringing together the leading names in both qualitative and quantitative online research, this new edition is organised into nine sections: 1. Online Research Methods 2. Designing Online Research 3. Online Data Capture and Data Collection 4. The Online Survey 5. Digital Quantitative Analysis 6. Digital Text Analysis 7. Virtual Ethnography 8. Online Secondary Analysis: Resources and Methods 9. The Future of Online Social Research The SAGE Handbook of Online Research Methods, Second Edition is an essential resource for anyone interested in the contemporary practice of computer-mediated research and scholarship.

Virtual Work And Human Interaction Research

Author : Long, Shawn
ISBN : 9781466609648
Genre : Computers
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Virtual Work and Human Interaction Research uses humanistic and social scientific inquiry to explore how humans communicate, behave, and navigate in their new virtual work spaces, providing scholars and practitioners an opportunity to study virtual work from quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The books explores informal and formal communication, emotional, psychological, and physical labor, rewarding and punishing virtual work behaviors, group decision-making, socializing, and organizational change in a workplace without the physical and nonverbal cues that are taken for granted in traditional face-to-face work arrangements.

Ethnography And Virtual Worlds

Author : Tom Boellstorff
ISBN : 9780691149516
Genre : Social Science
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Ethnography and Virtual Worlds is the only book of its kind--a concise, comprehensive, and practical guide for students, teachers, designers, and scholars interested in using ethnographic methods to study online virtual worlds, including both game and nongame environments. Written by leading ethnographers of virtual worlds, and focusing on the key method of participant observation, the book provides invaluable advice, tips, guidelines, and principles to aid researchers through every stage of a project, from choosing an online fieldsite to writing and publishing the results. Provides practical and detailed techniques for ethnographic research customized to reflect the specific issues of online virtual worlds, both game and nongame Draws on research in a range of virtual worlds, including Everquest, Second Life,, and World of Warcraft Provides suggestions for dealing with institutional review boards, human subjects protocols, and ethical issues Guides the reader through the full trajectory of ethnographic research, from research design to data collection, data analysis, and writing up and publishing research results Addresses myths and misunderstandings about ethnographic research, and argues for the scientific value of ethnography

Fieldwork For Design

Author : David Randall
ISBN : 1846287685
Genre : Computers
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This book looks at why ethnographic approaches are popular in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was practiced before computer science picked it up and since, most especially in the CSCW and HCI domains. The focus of the book is on the practical relationship between theory and practice, a relationship that is fundamental to successful design.

Wikipedia Schreiben Eine Online Offline Ethnographie Ber Wikipedianer

Author : Jörn Schulz
ISBN : 9783656084839
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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Ethnologie / Volkskunde, Note: 1,0, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Institut fur Europaische Ethnologie), Veranstaltung: Europaische Ethnologie, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: "Jorn Schulz geht es in seiner Arbeit um die "Lebenswelt Wikipedia" also um Alltagszusammenhange, um Vergemeinschaftungsformen, um Arbeitsstile und um Lebensstile von "Wikipedianern." [...] Der wissenschaftliche Ertrag dieser Studie ist beachtlich und beachtenswert." (Prof. Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin) Sowohl Erstgutachter als auch Zweitgutachterin haben diese Magisterarbeit mit der Note 1,0 bewertet. Diese Magisterarbeit wurde fur den Rudolf-Virchow-Forderpreises 2012 vorgeschlagen., Abstract: Bei den aktiven Teilnehmern der Online-Enzyklopadie Wikipedia lassen sich vielfaltige Strategien der Artikelinhaltsproduktion beobachten. Auch wenn sich die Aktivitat des Artikelschreibens bzw. -editierens bei unterschiedlichen Wikipedianern auf den ersten Blick gleicht - letztlich werden immer Artikelinhalte wie Texte oder Bilder kreiert bzw. geandert -, so hat die Artikelinhaltsproduktion in den geschilderten Falle doch immer eine andere Bedeutung fur die sozialen Akteure: Ein Wikipedianer strebt nach der perfekten Enzyklopadie, in der das gesamte Wissen der Menschheit abgebildet wird und das jedem zuganglich ist. Ein anderer Wikipedianer versucht, seine eigenen Reise- und Ausstellungsprojekte publik zu machen. Ein weiterer Wikipedianer benutzt das System als soziales Netzwerk, um seine Freizeit zu strukturieren, ahnlich einem Hobby. Eine Wikipedianerin mochte dazu beitragen, das unterreprasentierte feminine Geschlecht in Wikipedia aufzustocken und so weiter und so fort. Die Themenfindung wird dabei durch ganz unterschiedliche Impulse gespeist wie beispielsweise der "Verartikelung" des eigenen Hobbys oder der Bearbeitung von fremd definierten Themen, die als Auftragsarbeit vorliegen. Die individuellen Praktiken verdeutlichen, dass die Sichtweise,

Handbook Of Participatory Video

Author : Ph. D Milne
ISBN : 9780759121157
Genre : Social Science
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Participatory video is a growing area of research and an increasingly popular tool among practitioners, researchers, and NGOs working with communities around the world. The Handbook of Participatory Video advances the field, engaging critically with it as a research methodology and method and interrogating assumptions about its emancipatory nature and potential for social change. In twenty-eight chapters, contributors examine historical, ethical, methodological, and technical aspects of participatory video and discuss power, ownership, and knowledge production. The Handbook is organized into six parts: Locating Participatory Video, Participatory Video as a Critical Research Methodology, Working with Visual Data, Power and Ethics in Participatory Video, Dissemination and Reaching New Audiences, and Communities and Technologies. This benchmark work takes an interdisciplinary and global approach and will be invaluable to researchers, practitioners, and students.


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Esprit I3 Workshop On Ethnographic Studies In Real And Virtual Communities

Author : K. Buckner
ISBN : UVA:X006037336
Genre : Ethnology
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